Is generic estradiol the same as Estrace?
Estrace is available in brand and generic form and contains the ingredient estradiol. Estrace is available as a vaginal estrogen cream, and also as an oral tablet. Premarin is available as a brand-name drug only.
What should you not take with generic estradiol?
Avoid smoking. It can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while using generic estradiol. Grapefruit may interact with estradiol and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.
Does generic estradiol cause weight gain?
One form of estrogen called generic estradiol decreases at menopause. This hormone helps to regulate metabolism and body weight. Lower levels of estradiol may lead to weight gain. Throughout their life, women may notice weight gain around their hips and thighs.
What is generic estradiol 1mg used for?
Generic Estradiol is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal changes, and to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss) in menopausal women. Estradiol is also used to treat low estrogen levels in women with ovarian failure. It is also indicated to treat certain types of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
How quickly does generic estradiol work?
Vaginal atrophy can be treated with topical estrogen including Estrace Vaginal Cream and it can take 3 to 4 weeks to reach its maximum effect.